A group of Red Hatters, members of the New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter, attended the Flickinger Guild Turquoise and Silver Tea which had a theme this year of "Denim and Diamonds". This is always such a FUN and entertaining event looked forward to every year.
A number of area businesses provided clothing, hats, jewelry, shoes and boots, etc. to models for the style show. It is truly amazing what all is available right here in our own backyard. SKY and Ed Dittmer provided background music as people came in and got seated. Welcome and introductions were provided by Sarina Turnbull-Paul and James White.
Entertainment was abundant beginning with belly dancing by Anala Nahada and Claudia Powell. Singer and instrumentalist Rudy Wood was next with a good round of western music. The Academy of Ballet & Las Cruces School of Dance featured Casen Collins, Mariah Hernandez and Daniel Lindsay in a short, but lovely ballet. Marley Ham sang a solo. There was also a duet from "Spamalot" featuring Lee Austin and Jenny McNiven.
Refreshments of hot tea, tea sandwiches, fruit and tea cakes were prepared by Mountain View Catering, GCRMC and served by AHS Jr. ROTC cadets. They did such an excellent job and there was plenty to eat and drink for all.
Fashions with Susie Hall featured fashions and accessories from Bealls, Dollar Boots & Jeans, GCRMC Auxiliary Gift Shop, Instant Karma, JC Penny's, Sam's Silver Lining, Rue 21 and Seasons at The Lodge.
While all of this was happening, there was also a huge silent auction set up with everything one could imagine to bid on. In the meantime, Sarina and James kept the airwaves busy with calling door prize numbers of which several Red Hatters were winners of prizes.
|L to R: Margie, Darla and Gail|
|Carmen and Flo|
|A couple of the models doing their thing|
|L to R: Trudy, Donna and guest, Bobbie|
|L to R: Margee, Darla and Gail concentrating on their door prize tickets|
|Model, posing while Susie Hall describes her ensemble|
|Susie gets a little help from Tony Calderon from JC Penny's|
|More models. That's Victoria on the right in a hurry|
|Monica Helm modeling a lovely ensemble|
|Susie and Tony conversing about the clothing from JC Penny's|
|Jenny McNiven and Lee Austin singing a duet from "Spamalot"|
|Another shot of Lee and Jenny|
|New member, Bobbie Tanner with Queen Ladybird aka Carla Kerr|
Thanks to Gail Swineford for shooting the last picture.
This is all I have to say for now.